Former President of the Congress Party, Rahul Gandhi, is seen in the UK for his statements regarding India’s democratic system. The government and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have demanded an apology from him. If Rahul does not apologise, then suspension action can also be initiated against him. To explore the possibility of suspending him from Parliament, the BJP has approached Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and demanded the formation of a special committee. BJP sources say that this is not just an issue of privilege, it is much more than that.
The Indian Express quoted sources as saying in a report that the BJP has approached the Speaker to set up a special committee on the lines of the panel set up in 2005 to probe the cash-for-query scandal. If a committee is formed then the BJP has a majority in the Lok Sabha. Let us tell you that the special committee usually submits its report in a month.
The government showed the attitude of action
Earlier, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju had said, “BJP considers the issue of Rahul Gandhi very serious. This is a matter of privilege. We want it to be taken seriously. My party will try to use all the rules and conventions. Anything related to the nation is a matter of concern for all. We cannot remain silent if senior Congress leaders insult the country.
He said, ‘What Rahul Gandhi said has caused loss to the country. This has caused damage to the house. Some people do not care about the prestige of the country.”
Rahul dismissed the allegations
On the BJP’s demand for an apology, Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that he had not said anything anti-India. He said that if I am allowed, I will speak in Parliament.
Delhi Police notice to Rahul
At the same time, the Delhi Police has issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi seeking information about the sexual assault victims, which he mentioned during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir. An official said the police have taken cognizance of his comments. Police wants to take legal action against those criminals.
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